Dr. Abel Reiberg

Postdoctoral Researcher

John F. Kennedy Institute | Freie Universität Berlin

I am a political scientist studying the political implications of the digital transformation. In the past years, I have been particularly interested in German Internet policy. For my book “Netzpolitik - Genese eines Politikfeldes” I studied the actors, structures and discourses of this new field of policy. Currently I am working on issues relating to surveillance and the regulation of digital platforms. My methodological focus is on text mining.


  • Policy Analysis
  • Internet Governance
  • Platform Regulation
  • Textmining


  • Dr. Phil. Political Science, 2018

    Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

  • M.A. Political Science, 2009

    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich